Danone has directly touched the lives of 60,000 children and has made an impact on them all, writes
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
French foods group Danone is to sell a €1.5bn stake in Japanese company Yakult in its latest initiative to boost shareholder returns.
Thu, 15 Feb, 2018
Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food firm, said it would reorganise its infant nutrition business to improve performance, five months after the new CEO listed the category as one of its priorities for growth.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2017
Ireland’s €1.2bn infant formula industry has been accused of exploiting fears among vulnerable populations to gain market share and adding unnecessary extra ingredients purely to charge a premium price.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
Danone’s sales of baby milk formula in China rose strongly in the third quarter, beating forecasts and sending the French food company’s shares to a record high.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
Shares in French food group Danone rose after the New York Post newspaper said in a report over the weekend that Danone could be a takeover target.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
Outgoing Kerry Group boss Stan McCarthy yesterday pointed to bright times ahead for the Tralee-based diversified food group, as he prepared to formally hand the running of the company over to chief executive designate Edmond Scanlon.
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
Nestlé warned sales growth this year will be the weakest in at least two decades, giving activist investor Dan Loeb ammunition for his campaign to overhaul the world’s largest food firm, while Danone kept its 2017 goals despite a sales slowdown in the second quarter.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Shares in Danone fell 3% as the €39bn French food giant lowered its sales growth forecast following a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter performance at its European dairy business.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2016
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
French multinational food and nutrition group Danone has forecast profitability will improve this year as it contains costs to adjust for difficult markets such as China and Russia.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2016
Danone, the world’s largest yoghurt producer, has turned its Russian business around by finding growth in the most unlikely of places — Siberian bogs.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
Danone is predicting stronger than expected Q1 sales and said it is on track to deliver higher sales and profits this year.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Boosted by the production of over 2m servings of yoghurt every week, pre-tax profits at Glenisk last year increased by 16% to €570,813.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2015
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
Danone, the world’s biggest yoghurt maker, gave a higher sales goal for the first time in four years yesterday as it pledged to boost profitability at its fresh-dairy business, which represents more than half of the French company’s revenue.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
Wed, 18 Nov, 2015
THE fundamentals are sound. When we wave goodbye to milk quotas, we can increase our dairy herd by a quarter and still feed them on the same amount of grass, writes
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
Two companies with bases in Wexford and Clare have announced the creation of 150 jobs in the food and healthcare sectors.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
830,000 babies die every year because they weren’t even breast-fed for an hour
Thu, 23 Oct, 2014
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Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
Former EastEnders actress and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon has spoken of losing seven years of her life to illness, depression and financial hardship.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2013
Leading food companies have been accused of conducting “cruel and unnecessary” animal experiments to demonstrate the health benefits of their products.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2013
This week’s double jobs announcements from Kerry Group and Paddy Power are a major morale booster for Enterprise Ireland, which employs more than 300,000 people in firms that fall under its wing, writes Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012
Nestlé, the world’s biggest food group, is closing in on a deal to buy Pfizer’s infant nutrition business for up to $10bn (€7.6bn) to boost its business in China and extend its lead in the world of formula milk for babies, sources familiar with the matter said yesterday.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
Sales growth in infant formula and bottled water products have helped lift French yoghurt firm Danone to a 4.5% gain in annual earnings, according to its newly released 2011 accounts.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
NEWS of the death of John Myers, aged 93, former chief executive of Ballyclough Co-op, now part of Dairygold Co-op, was received with sadness across the Irish dairy industry.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2012
THERE’S an air of confidence at most levels of the food business, not least due to the Food Harvest 2020 plan, and a feeling that there’s someone at the wheel.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
MILK processors know they will spend tens of millions of euro, if not hundreds of millions, to prepare for 2015, said Minister Simon Coveney in the Dáil last week.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2011
Heading up Enterprise Ireland in the midst of an economic crisis is no easy task but there has been some good news for Frank Ryan lately, with multinationals hiring again and the export sector packing a powerful punch, says
Sat, 11 Jun, 2011
PACKAGING and branding could be as important as the use of fortifiers like Omega 3 and probiotics in influencing future dairy product sales in Europe, according to one leading industry expert.
Fri, 04 Feb, 2011
JOB opportunities for graduates in the agri-food sector increased more than three-fold in the last quarter of 2010, according to analysis by the Agricultural Science Association (ASA).
Thu, 27 Jan, 2011
MORE research is needed before it can be claimed that probiotics prevent common childhood illnesses, an Irish dietitian has contended.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
The advertising watchdog today banned an Actimel TV advert that claimed its yoghurt supported children’s natural defences.
Thu, 15 Oct, 2009
BRITAIN’S advertising watchdog yesterday banned an Actimel TV advert that claimed its yoghurt supported children’s natural defences.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2009
DESPITE the economic downturn Irish firms continued to show their charitable sides this Christmas.
Wed, 31 Dec, 2008
PRICES of most basic dairy commodities rebounded from the start of 2008, according to the Dutch Dairy Board.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2008
THE High Court will tomorrow begin hearing a multi-million-euro suit taken against Glanbia by French food giant Danone.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2007
WHO would have thought that dairy group Danone, worth €13 billion, would buy a stake in the Offaly-based Glenisk?
Wed, 28 Jun, 2006